Replacing a HDD

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Hannibal Lecter, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    I had to replace my HDD, I got an almost identical Seagate. I have replaced it and now want to install Win 7 from my disc.

    Is there anything I need to chéck or change BEFORE I start installing.

    I must have asked that question six times, no one answers it.

    Please?
     
  2. gabris[LT]

    gabris[LT] MDL Senior Member

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    Just install it. :) and check if you have windows key :D but you can install even without it. :)
     
  3. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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  5. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    apologies, hannibal lecter,

    i guess i missed some threads..

    however, this seems to be only the
    second half of the story..

    you posted earlier that there was a
    problem with a dual boot hdd..

    is this the one you now replaced with
    a fresh hdd? no boot to be had from the
    first one?

    can you boot from usb, cdrom?

    just trying to get the picture..

    regards,
    nodnar
     
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  6. gabris[LT]

    gabris[LT] MDL Senior Member

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    some info here
     
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    redroad MDL Guru

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  8. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    strange fault, out of my depth, i`m afraid..
    looks like device not ready, ahci, cdrom..
    i would set bios to default and try again..
     
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